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Georgia's Power Women

A few years before she became governor of Texas, Ann Richards gave the keynote address at the 1988 Democratic National Convention in Atlanta. She began by wryly noting the historic scarcity of women at the podium. “But if you give…

Georgian Of The Year: Facing The Future

You could forgive Gov. Sonny Perdue for feeling a little like a badly battered heavyweight boxer in 2007. Coming off a smashing reelection victory the previous November, Perdue was preparing for a major role on the national political scene as…

2008 Hall Of Fame: Lasting Influence

Places in Georgia Trend’s Most Influential Georgians Hall of Fame are reserved for individuals whose achievements and accomplishments ensure them a permanent place on any roster of prominent and powerful Georgians. The 2008 honorees are baseball legend Hank Aaron, former…

2008 Most Influential Georgians

There is no such thing as a perfect 10. What would be the point? “Ring the bells that still can ring, forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything – that’s how the light gets in,” writes Leonard…

100 Most Influential Georgians

Michael Adams President University of Georgia Athens Age: 59 UGA continues to be recognized as one of the nation’s best business and public research universities. Adams’ efforts to improve student quality are reflected in the growing campus. Total construction initiated…

Notable Georgians

Gena Abraham, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Transportation Ray Anderson, Founder/Chairman, Interface, Inc. Charles Bannister, Chairman, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Robert Benham, Justice, Georgia Supreme Court Sally Bethea, Executive Director, Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Neal Boortz, talk show host, WSB Radio…

Global Gateways

At the Port of Savannah, mammoth freighters are docked at berths, their holds and decks stacked with containers bearing labels from Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Hamburg, Mexico City and other distant places. Cargo soon will be moved out by truck…

A Literary Triple Crown

It is 1941 in the segregated South, and a young African-American journalist hops off a bus one town before his destination. He is pursuing the inside skinny for a story about a recent lynching. It is dangerous undercover work. So…

40 Under 40: The Best & Brightest

Click here for online exclusive photos from the event: http://home.earthlink.net/~oldagolda/georgiatrendextra/ Congratulations to Georgia Trend’s 40 Under 40 “class of 2007,” an outstanding group of individuals poised to lead our state’s commercial, cultural, academic and governmental institutions into the future. We…

Georgia’s Winning Wines

The state’s burgeoning wine industry is producing a surprising array of reds, whites, pinks and dessert wines, as reflected in the results of Georgia Trend’s inaugural tasting of Georgia wines.